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Two large fires in West Attica force evacuations; Fire Service briefing

Residents in two settlements in West Attica have been ordered to evacuate early Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in agricultural and forest land in Mandra. It is the second wildfire in the broader area, after the one in forested area in Haidari suburb of Piraeus, some ten kilometers …

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Civil Protection: “Very high risk of fires” in several Greece’s regions (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Friday, July 15, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are  mostly in Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” North winds reaching up to 8 Beaufort locally will increase the fire risk. According to the …

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EU Commissioner tells Greece: Stop “violent” migrants’ deportations or risk losing funds

The European Union’s top migration official told Greece on Thursday to stop “violent” deportations of migrants or risk losing funds. After becoming one of the main destination points during the migration crisis of 2015, Athens has hardened its policy in the past year by increasing land and sea patrols, extending …

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Greece forbids access to forests, parks and NATURA areas when fire risk is high

The Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry tabled an amendment at the Palriament that bans both people and vehicles from entering forest ecosystems, parks and NATURA areas on days when the risk of wild fire is high. According to the amendment, the decision to ban even transit passage, staying and …

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Radiation leak risk after power cut at occupied Chernobyl plant, Ukraine warns

Radioactive substances could be released from Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant because it cannot cool spent nuclear fuel after its power connection was severed, Ukraine’s state-run nuclear company Energoatom said on Wednesday. It said fighting made it impossible to immediately repair the high-voltage power line to the plant, which was …

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Santorini Volcano: Civil Protection issues Emergency Response Plan

Greece’s Civil Protection has prepared a Emergency Response Plan due to a risk for the activation of the volcano on the island of Santorini in the central Aegean Sea. Purpose of the 184-page master plan with code name THALOS is to provide a direct and coordinated response to involved stakeholders …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of “very high risk” of fires, Sept 14

As the powerful winds continue over the weekend, the Greek Civil Protection has issued a warning for “very high risk” of forest and wild fires for Saturday, September 14, 2019. Affected areas are: Attiki, Kythera, Sterea, Thessaly, East Macedonia, Thrace, North and South Aegean, Crete and Peloponnese. Orange marks “very …

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Civil Protection warning of “very high risk” for forest fires, Aug 25

Greece’s Civil Protection issued a warning about “very high risk” for forest and wild fires for Sunday, August 25th 2019. The regions at very high risk are: • Attica, Viotia, Evia, Argolida and Corinth Orange marks “Very High Risk” and Yellow “High Risk.” Severla forest and wild fires are raging …

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Stormy winds up to 8 Βeaufort increase risk of wildfires in the Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protection and the Fire Service warn of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sunday, June 30, 2019, due to powerful winds. Affected are the regions of Attica, Biotia, Evia,Skyros (Sporades), Corinth, Argolida and Lakonia in Peloponnese, Kythera, the Cyclades islands, Crete, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria The risk of …

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Athens Municipality on high alert due to wildfire risk – Check other regions

Authorities at the Municipality of Athens are on high alert and took preventive measures due to strong winds blowing in the area and high temperatures that increase the risk of wildfires. Access to green parks including the National Garden in the center of Athens as well to forest areas like …

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Greece lowers national poverty threshold to 4,718 euros per year

The percentage of Greeks at risk of poverty or social exclusion fell by three percentage points to 31.8% in 2018 from 34.8% in 2017, or 3,348,000 persons, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report on Friday. The statistics service said that the number of households at risk of poverty totaled …

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Greek Public Power Company PPC at risk of “sudden death”, stocks -17.32%

Shares of Greece’s Public Power Corporation PPC plunged and recorded losses of -17.32 with the stock price at 1.728 at the end of Athens Stock Exchange session on Thursday’s following media reports about the tragic economic situation of the company. Greek PPC is reportedly looking for 300 million euros in …

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Shocking video: Man drowns as he swims to save his boat amid storm

A young man swam to his death when he tried to reach his boat swept away by strong winds as a storm was coming in. The 31 year-old man was on a weekend trip to a beach by Nafpaktos, West Greece, enjoying the sun and the high temperatures on Sunday. …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of Fire Risk Level 4 for Aug 6

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Monday, August 6, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of  Attica, Evia …

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